Plymouth Fisheries And Seafood Association Community Interest Company Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 

This is a new job offer. We are seeking a CEO to develop and implement an innovative and energetic programme supporting the local fishing industry.  The job offers great potential for someone bringing new ideas, who can build the Association into an authoritative and influential organisation, can work effectively with stakeholders across a wide range of interest groups and is comfortable marshalling the support of delivery partners.

An excellent and competitive compensation package is on offer. The job is a fix term position for two years on four days a week (pro rata). For further details and how to apply see our website at Closing date 31st March 2023.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Purpose

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), you will be responsible for the management of the operations of Plymouth Fisheries Seafood Association Community Interest Company (PFSA CIC) as well as advising on the overall vision for the company. The role involves a high level of responsibility, with pivotal decision-making affecting the future of the company and staff.

The Chief Executive Officer is the main driver of the company and is ultimately accountable to the main stakeholders – the director members and associate members – of the company.

Within this role, the CEO will be expected to oversee all operations to ensure the delivery of the objects of the company, as set out in the Memorandum of Understanding.  This work will include, but is not limited to, membership development and growth, policy development, and marketing and communications. The CEO will also be expected to develop and recommend strategies for the company as well as communicating these strategies to an internal and external audience.

CEO Duties:

  • Leading the development of the company’s short and long-term strategy, ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives
  • Making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the
  • Communicating, on behalf of the company, with members and associate members, government entities, and the public
  • Maintaining awareness of the policy landscape and industry developments, etc
  • Keeping up with industry news and trends by reading relevant publications and meeting with others in the field.
  • Review financial and non-financial reports, to ensure vfm, regularity and propriety
  • Evaluating the work of others working within or for the company.
  • Developing fresh ideas for the running of the company.
  • Monitoring how the company operates.
  • Creating and implementing strategies, together with the management team, and advising the Board on the direction the company should take.
  • Ensuring adherence to legal requirements and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics
  • Creating a positive and inclusive culture in the company. This is done by taking actions such as listening to members and associate members, staff and paying attention to diversity and inclusion.
  • Communicating a uniform vision for the company and making sure that it’s understood and acted upon.
  • Analyse problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions.
  • Ensuring the company is carrying out actions which fulfill the requirements to meet the annual community interest test.
  • Taking any decisions and actions required to help the company minimise costs and increase income, consistent with the objectives and strategy of the company.

CEO Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in business administration at a senior level.
  • Understanding of the fishing and seafood industry and the regulatory environment in which they operate.
  • Strong leadership skills and able to inspire others.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strategic thinker and the ability to see the big picture.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Strong organisational ability.
  • Understanding or experience in the organisational structures that make up the sector.
  • The ability to be decisive in high-pressure situations.
  • A high level of business acumen.

The job is a fix term position for two years on four days a week (pro rata). For further details and how to apply see our website at Closing date 31st March 2023.



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